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|Title:||Popeia inornata, a new species of pitviper from west Malaysia (Squamata: Viperidae: Crotalinae)|
|Citation:||Russian Journal of Herpetology, 2004; 11(3):171-184|
|Publisher:||Folium Publishing Company|
|Kate L. Sanders, Anita Malhotra, Andreas Gumprecht, Roger S. Thorpe, and Ulrich Kuch|
|Abstract:||We describe a new species of green pitviper from Southeast Asia. This species is a member of the genus Popeia (formerly known as the Trimeresurus popeiorum complex), and is distinguished from congeners by a combination of morphological and molecular characters. These include the absence of a red lateral stripe in adult males, low ventral scale counts and green eye coloration in males and females, and five fixed nucleotide differences in a 720 base pair fragment of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene. The new species is known only from the Cameron Highlands range in West Malaysia, where it was found between 1200 – 2000 m above sea level in or near undisturbed evergreen rainforest.|
|Keywords:||Reptilia; Squamata; Serpentes; Viperidae; Crotalinae; Popeia inornata species nov.; Trimeresurus popeiorum; Cameron Highlands; Pahang; Malaysia; Southeast Asia|
|Rights:||© 2004 Folium Publishing Company|
|Appears in Collections:||Zoology publications|
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